It is a true fact that the skin behaves in a totally different way during the cold season: it starts to become red, flaky, dry and bumpy. It is possible to combat this problem with the help of energizing, exfoliating and moisturizing ingredients that are present in homemade body scrubs. You probably don`t like the taste of chai spice, but you might love to include it as an ingredient in your homemade natural beauty products.
How can vanilla and chai improve your skin, if prepared in the form of homemade scrub?
Chai offers skin benefits especially for the face and neck. However, with the combination of these ingredients, you can apply this scrub on your whole body. Skin puffiness and swelling can be perfectly treated with chai tea, thanks to its invigorating herbs that are in it. If your skin is too dry, this tea will do the hydrating job perfectly in the same time. Anti-aging is another common problem in women that brings wrinkles, but integrating chai-based scrub in your daily beauty routine will solve this problem.
Vanilla has various benefits for the skin, such as efficiently treating acne, preventing early aging, soothing burns and promoting skin health.
How to prepare the best vanilla chai sugar scrub at home?
Here are all of the ingredients that you will need, if you are ready to prepare this great scrub at home:
- 12-15 drops of vanilla essential oil or 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract (you can learn how to prepare your own vanilla extract at home, if you do a little online research; if not, Google will help you find out where you could purchase your vanilla essential oil at the nearest place);
- 1 teaspoon of honey;
- 6 tablespoons of coconut oil;
- ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon;
- ½ cup of white granulated sugar;
- ½ cup of brown sugar
- and 5 chai tea bags.
From this amount of ingredients you will be able to prepare a little more than one cup of this sugar scrub. Open the tea bags and empty them, by placing the tea into a medium sized bowl. Then add cinnamon and both sugars and mix them well together. After this you can go ahead and add coconut oil, honey and vanilla as well. You need to mix the ingredients well and then store your prepared scrub in a jar. The shelf life of this scrub is about one year.
How to use your prepared vanilla chai sugar scrub?
It is ideal to use your read-to-use vanilla chai scrub immediately after taking a shower. Be careful to gently massage the scrub into your body, avoiding too hard rubbing and practicing circular motions. This is how you will be able to remove dead skin cells, moisturize your skin and improve blood circulation in your entire body. After you let the scrub to act on your body for several minutes, wash it down well with warm water and dry your skin with a clean towel. If you applied the scrub on your face as well, be careful not to rub your face vigorously with the towel.